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A Chance To Double Our Efforts

As many of you know, I started the offseason by announcing that I would like to use Vikings Gab as a way of reaching out to youth sports.  To see how it all started, you can click here.

The first project I choose to highlight over at Donors Choose is Mr. F’s Flag Football equipment for a school in Kansas.

The request is for some footballs and a set of flags for a youth gym program that would not be funded through traditional means.  The original request was for $579 and had not received a single penny of support until I put the great readers of Vikings Gab on the hunt.

You all have done great, and as of this posting, have donated (I believe all the donations are from VG faithful) a very respectable $321. 

So that means we only have $258 to go.  The catch, however, is that there are only 13 days left to make donations before Mr. F. has to give up on his project.  In recent days, we have seen numerous donations made and the timing couldn’t be better!

Mr. F. recently contacted me to let me know that Donors Choose has told him that any donations made between March 1st and March 8th will be matched dollar-for-dollar.  That means any donations made between now and Monday will have DOUBLE the impact as they normally would.

Mr. F was very grateful to the readers of Vikings Gab and recently sent a “thank you” to be shared with you all:


Thank You for all your time and efforts to make my project a reality!


So, if you can afford to help out a school facing financial difficulty and a teacher that wants to teach our young people everything that sports has to offer, then please click here.  Within three days, your donation will be matched.

And a HUGE thanks to those of you that have already contributed!

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28 Responses to “A Chance To Double Our Efforts”

  1. LMNinMN says:

    Just wanted to point out that $104 of the outstanding balance of $258 is an optional donation to

    Given the dollar-for-dollar matching for the next 6 days, that’s only $77 to fund the request, and $52 to fund the hosting organization.

    If all the Vikings Gab readers are willing to fund that $77 by this Friday, I will gladly pay the remaining $52 to make this a reality.

    What do you say folks? I have already made a donation to this project (Under the “L” moniker), but am willing to donate more if it encourages others to donate to a worthy cause 🙂

  2. Purple Charlie says:

    Just wanted to say thanks “L”

  3. Purple Charlie says:

    Johnny, Could be…

  4. krugjr says:

    sent a little….hope it helps….good job, Adam!

  5. Vikings UK says:

    Gave what I could, shame the £/$ exchange rate is terrible at the moment otherwise it would have been more. Hope they get there!

  6. bigjohnny84 says:

    Charlie, it looks like about 100 bucks for the project and 200 total.

    • Purple Charlie says:

      Johnny, I know l said that if the Viking Gabbers would pay the $ 77, L would pay the $52…

      And that was before Fran and the Others that have since gave… The matching doesn’t show.

      So I’m still not sure???

    • Purple Charlie says:

      Sorry Johnny, I didn’t get enough sleep last night.

      I’m Brain Dead today…

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Charlie, nothing wrong with taking a little nap from time to time. Coach does and I must admit I do too.

  7. Purple Charlie says:

    Johnny, You work hard…

    Me and Coach… Well, we’re just Old!!!

  8. LMNinMN says:

    I’m happy to announce that about two hours ago, the project posted a notice stating that the project was fully funded. 😀


  9. Fran the Man says:

    Cool! Really, really cool.

  10. Skee says:

    Was just on that site and noticed that myself – great work everyone. That is awesome.

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